Report of the India-EU Seminar on Talent Mobility

This is a meeting report of the ILO under the EU-India Cooperation and Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Project organized a one-and-a-half day seminar on India-EU Talent Mobility.

Record of proceedings | New Delhi, India | 17 December 2019
India EU Talent Mobility Seminar was jointly organized by International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with India Centre for Migration (ICM) - a think tank functioning under the aegis of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, on 14-15 June 2019 in Pune, Maharashtra. The Mahratta Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) and the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) were eco-system partners for the event. The event was organized as part of a technical project supported by the European Union (EU) with ILO and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) as implementing partners and the Government of India (GoI) with ICM as local partner. The first day focused on mobility of skilled workers in the automotive and information technology sectors while the second day focused on start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Recommendations were made at the three sector specific sessions on following areas-
1. Policy environment and coverage 2. Visa Processes 3. Social Security 4. Information
These recommendations will be considered for future conversations and deliberations to inform policy and research on India EU migration and mobility.

The seminar, involving over 200 representatives and experts provided government and private sector stakeholders with an in-depth understanding of what attracts global talent and the challenges posed for talent mobility between India and the EU.